Campus Announcements - Full Text

Welcome to Campus Announcements, a service for the faculty and staff of California State University, Chico. This site will provide information that you should find useful – campus notices, deadlines, upcoming events, etc.

Return to Campus Announcements Home Page


Teaching, Collaborative Research, and Travel Opportunities for Faculty in Tanzania

Faculty from various disciplines at CSU Chico have been visiting colleges and universities in the area of Moshi, Tanzania.  We are exploring opportunities for our faculty and staff to get involved in partnerships, teaching, and collaborative research projects.  With five campuses, dozens of faculty, and various undergraduate and graduate degrees offered in about fifteen disciplines that align well with what we do at Chico State, opportunities for connections are plentiful.  In particular, faculty in education (including early childhood ed), IT, public administration, business, finance, marketing, nursing, community development, and hospitality and tourism are sought--but opportunities exist for most liberal arts disciplines as well.  Come and join your colleagues for an introduction to the opportunities that exist in this East African and English speaking country on the side of Mt. Kilimanjaro. 

When and Where: Wednesday 7 December 3:00-4:00 p.m. ARTS 228

Note: This is a repeat of the session held on 1 December

Contact:  Joel Zimbelman, CORH, at

TODAY! Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)

CSU, Chico students, staff and faculty are invited to attend a “Becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)” session on Monday, December 5, 2016, from 12:00-1:00 pm in Colusa Hall 100B.  Content and dialogue will include HSI basics and opportunities; what is means to be more than a Hispanic-enrolling campus; and an update on our current HSI status.  Feel free to bring your lunch!

For more information, please call 530-898-3024 or email

Gourmet Sausage Cookout on Dec. 6

Chico State Meat Science Quiz Bowl Team would like you to join us for a gourmet sausage cookout fundraiser to help us raise money to go and compete in California Association of Meat Processors collegiate cure meat competition at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in February, 2017.

There are 7 varieties of gourmet sausages prepared by students from the Meat and   Consumers class at the University Meats Lab. The sausage varieties include: Pumpkin Spice, Beer Cheese, Mango Jalapeno, Jalapeno Cheddar Bacon, Tex Mex, Garlic Avocado and Chorizo. The varieties will be rotated throughout the day.

The sausage cookout will take place Tuesday, Dec. 6th from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m in front of Plumas Hall (Southeast corner). Sausage sandwich, chips and a drink is $5 and sausage sandwich only is $4. Cash or check only. 

If you have any question, please contact Michael Chao at

Newman Center’s Christmas Party

Chico Newman Center’s would like to invite you all to our Christmas Party 12/7 @ 7pm. We will have a potluck as well as a White Elephant gift exchange ($5 gift). This is a great opportunity to check out the Newman Center before the semester ends. Come dressed in your favorite Ugly Sweater! We hope to see you there! 

Contact Info:
For more information, stop by the Newman Center (346 Cherry St, Chico, CA 95928) or visit our Facebook page.  All participants are welcome. If you need disability related accommodations, please call our office at 530- 342-5180.

Criminal Justice System Re-Thinking and Re-Tooling

On, Monday, December 5th at 7:00 pm, in Ayers Hall Building, Room 120 you are invited to come enjoy three 30 minute presentations by graduating seniors of the Criminal Justice major. These students have spent the semester doing research on specific challenges faced by our modern day criminal justice system that in their estimation require re-thinking and re-tooling. If you ever wondered what students who spend 4 years thinking about criminal justice matters have to say when it is all done – here is your chance!

Presentation 1: Kids and Jails: Problems and Solutions to Juvenile Incarceration

Presentation 2: Prisons in the USA: Thinking About Reform and Abolition

Presentation 3: Looking Ahead: Police Training and Standards

We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information please contact Michael J. Coyle at or at 898-5692.


'We Don't Say' Posters on Display in Kendall Hall

The "We Don't Say" poster campaign, developed by the  Chico State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), is now on display in the Kendall Hall rotunda. SAAC Co-President Haley Kroll said the campaign was intended to spark a conversation, to make people more aware of the language they use, and encourage language that is more inclusive. The posters certainly sparked conversation, as the campaign has been viewed on the Chico State Athletics Facebook page by over 3 million people, was shared more than 8,000 times, and received national media attention from major TV networks, Fortune magazine, and others. The campaign generated powerful feelings from both sides of the issue, and an opportunity to engage others with differing viewpoints about the use of language in our society.  The posters will be on display in the rotunda through the month of December.

CANCELED -- Chico State AS Dining Services Retail Focus Groups

Our Scheduled Focus Groups for Tuesday-Thursday of  this week have been canceled.

We will be rescheduling these for next spring semester.

Please feel free to continue to email us if you would like to participate and we will contact you when the dates and times are finalized

Adventure Outings Spring 2017 Trips Open for Registration & Scholarships are Available

Adventure Outings’ spring trips are now open for registration online and in our office (BMU basement.)  Scholarships are available for CSU, Chico students at this link.


Sign Up for a Kaltura Workshop, CSU Chico's Video Management Solution

The Kaltura Workshop: Adding Video Online to Enhance Student Engagement will provide users with an overview of the features available, along with how to create, manage, and distribute media.

At the end of this workshop users will be able to:

  • Create media & Playlist
  • Edit media
  • Distributemedia

Length: 1.5 hr

To sign up for a Kaltura Workshop, please log in to the Development and Training website with your CSU, Chico credentials, click on "Schedule" to see when workshops are being offered, and sign up for one of the sessions.

For more information, please contact the Technology and Learning Program at 530.898.6167.

Interested in Joining an Excel User Group?

12/05/2016 (Mon), 2-3 PM, Yolo 234


Would you like to improve your Excel skills and possibly share your expertise?  Join the Excel User Group sessions!

Contact Information

To Register: Login and view the Development & Training System (DTS) Schedule
Event Contact: Email HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

More Information

These sessions will follow an organic format where participants are encouraged to share questions or topics they’re interested in discussing. Some sessions may start with a pre-selected topic, some may not. Participants will problem-solve together.  Questions on the Excel Budget Tool (from Financial Services), common Excel tricks, pivot tables, formulas and more, are welcome.

Sharpen Your Excel Skills

  • Any level Excel user, from beginner to expert, is welcome to attend.
  • If you have a laptop or tablet for work, we encourage you to bring it (fully charged as there are limited outlets). If not, it's fine to come without it.
  • If you have data or an Excel file you would like help with, please bring it on the laptop, a flash drive, or email it to yourself just before the session

Instructor(s): Beverly Gentry (Manager of Professional Development, Human Resources Service Center)

Audience: University employees interested in improving their Excel skills; including staff, faculty, managers, and students. Any level Excel user is welcome: beginners, intermediate users, and advanced users.  Attendees are encouraged to actively participate in this collaborative learning experience.

Group Toolkit: Excel User Group Playlist in

Sponsor(s): Information Resources, Financial Services, Professional Development

Accommodations | Approval | How to Enroll

More courses & workshops

More employee events

Active Shooter Training: 19 Seconds

12/06 (Tues), 10AM-12PM, Colusa 100A


Do you know what to do in the event of an active shooter on campus?  Come to learn information that could help protect you and the students we serve.

Contact Information

To Register: Login and view the Development & Training System (DTS) Schedule
Event Contact:
Email HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

More Information

This course provides employees with information on how to best protect themselves in the event of an active shooter on our campus.  “19 Seconds” was designed by the police department at CSU, Fresno specifically for personnel working in academic and educational environments.  This instructor-led course is facilitated by the University Police Department at CSU, Chico.

Instructor:  Lieutenant Corinne Beck and University Police Officers

Audience: Campus faculty, staff and managers

Sponsor: University Police Department

Additional Resources for Emergency Preparedness:

  • The University Police homepage includes information on personal safety awareness, campus-wide safety, campus safety programs, as well as instructions on reporting a crime or threat.
  • The campus Emergency Preparation webpage features information on blue light phones, preparedness training, and the emergency notification system.
  • The University Emergency Response Guide contains information on reporting and responding to emergencies of all types: injury, fire, severe weather,      earthquake, hazardous materials and violent or criminal behavior. The guide contains general response guidelines as well as assembly points for all buildings on campus.

Accommodations  |  Approval  |  How to Enroll

More courses & workshops

More employee events

Women’s Leadership Roundtable – Join Us!

12/7 (Wed) 12-1PM, KNDL 207/209 (Moved from 12/8)


Join us in discussing a series of topics where we look at various kinds of intersections—our lives as women in various campus positions, our lives as women of various races/ethnicities, and more.

Contact Information


Questions? Contact Michelle Wysocki, Faculty Development at (530) 898-3094, or Beverly Gentry, (Staff) Professional Development at (530) 898-6433.

Join the email list: Contact Michelle Wysocki, Faculty Development at (530) 898-3094

Register: No registration necessary

More Information

Join us for light refreshments and sharing of infectious ideas that we’ll use to inform this year’s Women’s Leadership Roundtable. We’ll brainstorm the structure and topics for the year, highlighting various kinds of intersections—our lives as women in various campus positions, our lives as women of various races/ethnicities, and more.

What issues are unique to women in leadership?  These sessions provide an avenue to discuss challenging topics for women working in higher education.

Past discussion topics have included:

  • Our Jobs: Our Identity?
  • Three Times a Man: To be Raced, Gendered, and Sexed in Higher Ed
  • How to Ask for Things (and Get Them!): Persistence, Assertiveness, and Self-promotion
  • Articulating Accomplishments and Skills
  • The Extra Work We Do

This program provides a valuable means to build relationships across faculty/staff lines, a critical element for engagement across campus.

Audience: Faculty, staff, and managers interested in learning more about issues for women in leadership.

Sponsor(s): Faculty Development Program

Accommodations | Approval | How to Enroll

More courses & workshops

More employee events

Role of the Work Lead

•  12/07/2016 (Wed) 1-3PM Colusa 100A
   (Part A)
•  12/15/2016 (Thurs) 1-3PM Colusa 100B
   (Part B)


How is a “lead” role different than a normal staff role? This two-part participatory workshop will help employees better understand the expectations of a lead and how to manage the needs and requirements of this position.

Contact Information

Register: Development & Training System (DTS) > Schedule
Questions? Contact HRSC Professional Development or call (530) 898-6433

More Information


  • Develop a clear understanding of what is expected of a Work Lead
  • Recognize the skills and abilities critical for success in this role
  • Discuss the major work activities related to Work Lead responsibilities
  • Clarify the role of a Work Lead regarding input on staff performance evaluations
  • Increase effectiveness of your interaction skills

This course is delivered in a 2-part format.  Participants must commit to attending both sessions to complete the training.  A certificate of completion will be provided to those that complete both parts of the training.

Instructor(s): Beverly Gentry, (Manager Professional Development) and Dylan Saake, (Director of Labor Relations and Compliance)

Audience: This series is designed for any staff who provide work direction to others, or would like to develop skills that will help them provide work directions to others in the future.

Sponsor(s): Human Resources Service Center

Accommodations | Approval | How to Enroll

More courses & workshops

More employee events

The Campus Announcements website is updated in the afternoon of every day that the University is open.

If you would like to contribute a short message for posting (200 words maximum), first check the announcement guidelines, then send it to no later than 11 a.m. on the day you want your message posted to the Campus Announcements website.

Thanks for reading and contributing!